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The Resource Age of violence : the crisis of political action and the end of utopia, Alain Bertho ; translated by David Broder

Age of violence : the crisis of political action and the end of utopia, Alain Bertho ; translated by David Broder

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Age of violence : the crisis of political action and the end of utopia
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Age of violence
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the crisis of political action and the end of utopia
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Alain Bertho ; translated by David Broder
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Jacques Lacan made this gloomy prophesy back in 1959: but doesn’t it also apply to our own time? Faced with a rise in attacks around the world, can we really just blame the “radicalisation of Islam’? What hope is there for the alienated youth, as the wars that have ravaged the Middle East spill out across the globe? For Alain Bertho, the mounting chaos we see today is, above all, driven by the weakening of states’ legitimacy under the pressure of globalisation. Add to this the hypocrisy of the elites who beat the drum of "security measures," even as they sow the seeds of violence around the world. This disorder is the swamp of despair which can only produce fresh atrocities. Today’s youth are the lost children of neoliberal globalisation, the inheritors of the political and human chaos it produces. When they find it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism, their revolt tends to take the paths of martyrdom and despair. The closing of the revolutionary hypothesis allows only fury. The answer, Bertho argues, is a new radicalism, able to inspire a collective hope in the future. --
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Bertho, Alain
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non fiction
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Broder, David
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  • Radicalism
  • Social conflict
  • Political violence
  • Youth
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Age of violence : the crisis of political action and the end of utopia, Alain Bertho ; translated by David Broder
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
French divides -- The coming chaos -- The people, nowhere to be found? -- Youth on the front line -- The truth is out there, and God is online -- "What is now left to us" -- In praise of radicalism
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on1039313266
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21 cm
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English-language edition.
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136 pages
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9781786637475
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1039313266
Label
Age of violence : the crisis of political action and the end of utopia, Alain Bertho ; translated by David Broder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
French divides -- The coming chaos -- The people, nowhere to be found? -- Youth on the front line -- The truth is out there, and God is online -- "What is now left to us" -- In praise of radicalism
Control code
on1039313266
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
English-language edition.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781786637475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039313266

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